Twelve of Forde’s local sporting superstars have been recognised for their stellar efforts in 2017.
The ambitious young athletes were each presented with a $500 grant this month through the Australian Government’s Local Sporting Champions program.
Local Sporting Champions is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young sportsmen and women aged 12-18.
Successful applicants receive a $500 grant that can be used towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships, or a School Sport Australia state, national or international championships.
Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen said it was a great initiative to help young people realise and fund their sporting dreams.
“I’m incredibly proud of the talented young sports men and women we have here in Forde,” Mr van Manen said.
“They are working unbelievably hard, many of them training all week every week, to reach their goals and they are doing our region proud as they do so.
“They truly deserve this small amount of help in funding their ambitions.
“I am looking forward to seeing them reach even higher and further in coming years.”
This is the second round of LSC grants distributed in Forde.
Successful recipients included:
Faith Tutauha (rugby)
Teliaha Eschler (rugby)
Chelsea Walatara (karate)
Kloe Lockhart (athletics)
Dean Robinson (AFL)
Hannah Dalton (gynmastics)
Brooke Stewart (softball)
Kialla-Skye Bailey (netball)
Shania Singh (taekwondo)
Avin Singh (taekwondo)
Dylan Henderson (cricket)
Caitlyn Cadman (softball)
More information about the Local Sporting Champions program is available at https://www.ausport.gov.au/ais/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions
You can view Forde’s gallery of stars here!